Jul 17.14 - Blaze win 3rd PMBL Championship in a row!
The Blaze defeated Coquitlam this evening to capture their 3rd PMBL Championship in a row. Both Bob Foerster and Louis Boyd hit HR's in the win while Steven Federau came on in the 6th inning (after a strong start by Ryan Eiswerth) to get the win. Dillon Reynolds picked up the save.
The Blaze now move on to try to defend the BC Provincial Championship Aug 1-4 in Trail, BC. The first game is on Friday Aug 1 vs the Trail Orioles at 6:30pm.
Jun 20.14 Weekly update June 14 - 20
Over the past 7 days, the Blaze had a record of 4-1
Game 1 & 2 June 14 vs Kelowna Jays. Both games were forfeited by Kelowna as they cancelled their trip the night before coming
Game 3 June 16 - This game vs Coquitlam was postponed due to rain. It will be made up at a later date
Game 4 June 17 vs Burnaby Collegiate. Score 6-5 (W). Brad Ferraro and Bob Foerster led the way with 2 hits each. Ferraro also had 2 RBI. Blaze pitching was good once again, giving up only 2 earned runs. Vaughn Covington picked up the win.
Game 5 June 18 vs Coquitlam. Score 1-0 (W). This was quite possibly the best game of the year so far for the Blaze as Blaze pitching was dominate. Shane Kraemer pitched 5 innings for the win while Steven Federau held the fort down in the 6th with Dillon Reynolds picking up his first save of the year. Louis Boyd had the lone RBI.
Game 6 June 19 vs Burnaby Collegiate. Score 8-6 (L) This was a rough game pitching wise for the Blaze as Cam Challand picked up the loss. Offensively, Louis Boys had a strong game going 2 for 3 with a double.
Overall Record: 13-6
Team ERA: 1.73
Team AVG: .244
Jun 13.14 Weekly update Jun 7 - 13
This is the 1st weekly update of the year for the Sr Blaze. Every Friday till end of the season, we will recap the games and news from the previous week till the end of the Baseball Canada National Championships.
Over the past 7 days, the Blaze had a record of 2-1.
Game 1 - June 10 vs Burnaby Collegiate. Score 9-1 (W). Scott Webster led the way offensively hitting 3 for 4 with Joe Germaine adding 4 RBI's. Kyle Joel on the mound had 6 k's in 3 innings.
Game 2 - June 11 vs Burnaby Sr. Score 11-0 (W). Bob Foerster led the Blaze hitting 3 for 4 with 5 RBI's and a HR. Shane Kraemer on the mound threw a complete game, 1 hit shutout with 11 k's.
Game 3 - June 12 vs Coquitlam. Score 4-6 (L). Bob Foerster once again led the way offensively hitting 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. Jesse Peters was tagged with the loss after giving up 3 earned runs of the 6.
Overall record: 9-5
Team ERA: 1.18
Team AVG: .256
May 8.14 - Schedule released for Doug Conn Tournament in Victoria
The Blaze are looking forward to heading over to Victoria over the May Long Weekend. This tournament is a great way to start the year as the Blaze focus on the road to Nationals in St Johns. Below is the schedule
Sat May 17 3:15pm - Blaze vs Burnaby Bulldogs
Sat May 17 6:00pm - Blaze vs Victoria Mavericks
Sun May 18 12:00pm - Blaze vs Nanaimo Coalminers
Sun May 18 3:00pm - 3 vs 4 6:00pm 1 vs 4
Mon May 19 12:00pm - Championship
Feb 26.14 - Blaze to play the WCL Victoria Harborcats in Duncan July 19 - Baseball day in Duncan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 26, 2014 (from www.harborcats.com)
VICTORIA, B.C. – Call it ‘Bonus Baseball’, in a new market for the Victoria HarbourCats.
The Victoria HarbourCats of the West Coast League and the Duncan Junior Baseball Association, which provides youth baseball and softball programming in that community, have teamed up for an exhibition game that will be played at Evans Park (6257 Somenos Road) on Sunday, June 22. The first pitch of a game between the HarbourCats and the Langley Blaze of the Pacific International League (PIL), a team comprised of former college stars and ex-pro players, will be 1:05 pm.
The HarbourCats are calling this “Baseball Day in Duncan,” and combining with the DJBA’s youth baseball celebration, which will feature games at all levels.
** Victoria HarbourCats vs. Langley Blaze (PIL) – Sunday, June 22, 1:05pm, Evans Park in Duncan
“Its exciting for us to add additional games for the 2014 season, and to take our team to such a supportive market like Duncan,” said HarbourCats General Manager Jim Swanson. “The HarbourCats have fans in Duncan, and the Evans Park complex is a great new baseball hotbed that has hosted provincial championships.
“DJBA president Kevin Olender and the executive have been great to work with. Sports fans in Duncan are going to enjoy the level of baseball they'll see from the HarbourCats and Blaze that day,” said Swanson.
Following the June 22 game, both teams will be available for autographs. This match up is part of a wider-ranging plan for the HarbourCats that weekend, with further details to be released in March.
“The moment we heard about this opportunity, we wanted to do it as it will help bring more focus to baseball and all our players, coaches and volunteers,” said Olender. “Baseball is strong in Duncan, and getting stronger, teaming with the HarbourCats is a great step for everyone. This will be a highlight of our season.”
The HarbourCats are partnering with Island Savings, Wilson’s Transportation and the Victoria Times Colonist for this game in Duncan.
“The Blaze PIL team will be among the toughest opponents we’ll face this year. They are well-coached by Dave Diachuk and Mike Cressey, and feature many former top college players and ex-pros who continue to play at a high level given their deep passion for the game,” said Swanson. “We’ll have to be at the top of our game. The Blaze are favorites to win the Baseball Canada Senior Championship in Newfoundland, and just days after this game will be one of the top contenders at the Grand Forks International tournament in southern B.C. The Blaze finished second at nationals in 2013, won provincials for the second straight year, and many of the players have been on national senior championship teams, including 2012.”
The game is part of an entire day of celebration of youth baseball in Duncan – called Baseball Sunday, the season-ending windup for Duncan leagues. At 9 am, Peewee and Mosquito teams will play in wood-bat games; from 10 am to 12:30 pm, there will be Fun Fair games, food and other games. At 11 am, team awards will be handed out.
At 11:30 am, the HarbourCats and Blaze will take to the field for warm up and batting practice, open to the public.
Feb 26.14 - A brief look at the year ahead...
As we approach the start of the 2014 season, the Sr Blaze have recently gotten back together as a group to commence indoor workouts. Before you know it, the Sr Blaze will be traveling back over to Victoria, the site were the Sr Blaze repeated as BC Senior Baseball Champions, to once again take part in the Doug Conn Memorial Tournament. 2013 was the 1st year the Sr Blaze traveled to Victoria to take part in this season opening tournament and they hope to repeat as Champions.
The upcoming 2014 season has several highlights. We are very excited to announce several high quality collegiate players (to be announced closer to the season), and we are even more excited to return most of the 2013 squad that repeated as BC Champions.
As mentioned, in the first paragraph, the first weekend of the year the Sr Blaze will travel to Victoria to once again take part in the Doug Conn Memorial Tournament. This is a great way to start the season for all participants taking part. The Sr Blaze then travel to Grand Forks at the end of June to take part in the prestigious Grand Forks International Tournament where the goal will be to be playing in the final game on Monday June 30. After the "GFI" the Blaze will be looking to qualify out of the tough PMBL and into the 2014 BC Senior Provincial Championships, this year hosted in the great town of Trail, BC. The 2014 Provincial Champion will represent BC in 2015 at the Baseball Canada National Championships in Chatham New Brunswick.
The highlight of the summer will undoubtedly be the 2014 Baseball Canada National Championships taking part from August 21-24 (the Sr Blaze leave Tuesday Aug 19) in St John's Newfoundland. The Sr Blaze will be looking to win their 1st National Championship (as the Blaze) after just missing out in 2013. (the Sr Blaze Blaze did come home with a Silver Medal after a 3-1 loss to the host Windsor Stars) The Sr Blaze of course hope that the Windsor Stars make it back to Newfoundland so they get a chance to revenge the Gold Medal loss last August.
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